Apple CEO Tim Cook takes a firm stand against racism in an email to all employees

Apple chief executive Tim Cook took a firm stand against racism in an email to all employees. The email comes after the Charlottesville tragedy, where white supremacists clashed with anti-racist groups. A few hours later, one rallygoer roared his Dodge Chrysler at a crowd of pedestrians, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer and injuring 19 others. A state police helicopter monitoring the rally crashed a few hours later, resulting in the death of two state troopers. All of this, called for a response by the highest officials and a response came, just not the one that …


Doctor takes a break from giving birth to deliver another baby

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A doctor in Kentucky and her patient will always remember their babies’ birthdays. 

Amanda Hess, an OB/GYN in Frankfort, Kentucky, was in the hospital as she prepared to give birth to her daughter. While she waited, Hess heard another expectant mother who was closer to giving birth. 

The doctor went to the room, where a woman who happened to be one of her patients was fully dilated. The doctor on call was on his way to the hospital, but the baby was coming. So Hess stepped in and handled the delivery right before she went back to her own room to give birth.  Read more…

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Carphone Warehouse takes 10% off the price of the BlackBerry KEYone

U.K. online retailer Carphone Warehouse is taking 10% off the price of the BlackBerry KEYone. That takes the handset with the physical QWERTY keyboard and the impressively long battery life from £499 ($648 USD) to £449 ($583 USD). Interestingly, Carphone Warehouse didn’t say whether this is a limited time offer, or a permanent new price. The model receiving the price cut is the SIM free unlocked version of the handset.

The BlackBerry KEYone is a great phone for those who push out many emails and texts, thanks to the physical QWERTY keyboard. Typing is faster and more accurate, and this just …

This AR lunar model takes you as close to the moon as you can get (without a spaceship)

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The moon may be 238,900 miles away from Earth, but with a new lunar model and accompanying AR app, it might as well be in the palm of your hand.

AstroReality, a Bay Area-based startup whose co-founder is an astro-photographer, is creating hand-painted, 3D-printed moon models to bring the moon’s surface down to Earth.

The Lunar Pro is a softball-sized, one-pound orb that recreates the moon and all its craters, edges, and other topography based on NASA’s lunar orbiter data. It’s made at a resolution of 4,000 DPI, which is incredibly precise. It’s then molded with a poly resin material that is hand-painted to mimic what the moon looks like. It comes shockingly close. Read more…

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T-Mobile's network takes a siesta this morning

Exactly two weeks ago to the day, T-Mobile subscribers ran into some problems with a glitch on the carrier’s network that prevented consumers in 12 states and Washington D.C. from going online or using apps on their phones. That day, the peak of the outage took place around 10am EDT. As Yogi Berra would have said, for T-Mobile subscribers it’s Deja Vu all over again as many are phoning in complaints today about not being able to make or take calls, and send or receive data.

According to a graph from DownDetector.com, subscribers started reporting problems with the T-Mobile network early …

BioWare's 'Anthem' takes aim on 'Destiny' like WHOA

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We don’t have a lot of hard facts about Anthem, BioWare’s next game, but one thing is abundantly clear following its E3 2017 debut: it’s built to be a Destiny-killer.

Just watch this gameplay demo, which premiered during Microsoft’s Xbox briefing. From the bespoke social center/adventure spaces to the coveted high-end gear to the emphasis on exploration and cooperation, everything about this 7-minute look screams “we’re looking at you, Bungie.”

More to come on this one as its 2018 release approachesAnthem will be a no-show at E3 proper this year, so we’ll have to wait until BioWare is ready to share more, likely closer to the end of 2017. Read more…

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T-Mobile takes $100 off the price of iPhone 7 256 GB, offers free iPhone SE (in certain conditions)

If you need to purchase one or more new iPhones from T-Mobile, you may want to do it now, as the Uncarrier has a couple of attractive deals for you.

For a limited time, T-Mobile lets you buy an iPhone 7 256 GB for the price of a 128 GB model. More exactly, instead of paying $849.99 for the iPhone 7 256 GB, you’ll only pay $749.99 (or $125.99 upfront, and $26.00 per month for 24 months) – this means you’ll be saving $100. Unfortunately, the offer only includes the 4.7-inch iPhone 7, so it excludes the larger iPhone 7 Plus.

The second deal that you can currently …

Samsung takes us on an inside tour of Galaxy S8 and S8+: see what it's made of

Samsung has released an official teardown of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, its flagship phones and the first ones with the new ‘infinity’ bezel-less display.
In this post, Samsung shows what are the key components of the Galaxy S8 and where they are located.
Samsung shows key components like the heat pipe that helps cool the powerful Snapdragon 835 system chip. You can also see the positioning of the processor itself, the memory location and other curious details like the NFC / MST / Wireless charging connectors at …

Here are the top 5 selling smartphones in Q1 2017 (hint: Apple takes the crown)

Research firm Strategy Analytics today released a report concerning the global smartphone market in the first quarter of 2017 (January – March). 

According to the firm, about 353.3 million smartphones were shipped in Q1 – a 6.1% increase over the first quarter of 2016. The top 5 best selling models include two devices made by Apple, two made by Samsung, and a somewhat surprising arrival – an Oppo smartphone.

As you can see in the table below, the best selling smartphone of Q1 2107 was Apple’s iPhone 7, with about 21.5 million units being shipped during the period, …

Asus takes a jab at Apple's iPhone 7 Plus, touts ZenFone 3 Zoom's superior battery life

Asus today released a video that pits its ZenFone 3 Zoom against Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus. More exactly, Asus took the time to compare the battery life and charging times of the two handsets (which aren’t completely different, first and foremost because both sport 5.5-inch 1080p screens).

As you’ll see in the video – embedded below – the Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom lasts longer than the iPhone 7 Plus when shooting a time-lapse video, as well as when playing back a video. But that shouldn’t come as a surprise, since the ZenFone 3 Zoom packs a 5000 mAh battery, while the iPhone 7 Plus features a 2900 …